I have been painting seriously since 1972. I took private lessons in Acrylics and Pastels. I studied all other mediums in classes at Tidewater O.D.U. U Va. and at area recreation centers. My favorite thing to paint is pastel portraits. I paint in oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal and watercolors. I have had many shows. Individual as well as group shows. I have been fortunate enough to win several awards at Juried Art Festivals and Fairs. I have had paintings and prints on sale at "old Town Gallery" in Portsmouth and at "Gallery 11" in Virginia Beach. I was married 55 years before the death of my husband Bob, Oct 28, 2010. We have four children and 9 grandchildren 9 grandchildren. My home is in Deep Creek in Chesapeake, Va.I retired from Chesapeake Public Schools in 1999.I joined Southside Artist Association in September 2013.